Help with an application for a job or postgraduate course

Writing a cover letter or completing an application form for a job or applying for a postgraduate course can be tricky things to get started. Once you learn the skill of selling your experiences you will find the process quicker and easier.

Appointment availability is limited, therefore, before booking an appointment please ensure that you have used the following resources, this will ensure you get the most out of your appointment.

Application Review Appointments

20 minute, 1-1 tutorial style appointment led by our student partner interns via Zoom to help you tailor your application.

This is a student led service, for students and graduates, and as such you will receive overview feedback on your document by our trained Careers Service partner interns and be supported in checking you have accessed our full range of online resources. This service will not provide specific advice around particular sectors or roles, for these queries you should look at the guidance appointment service.

You can use Applications Advice appointments for help with

  • A cover letter (use Careerset Cover Letter checker and aim to score over 70 before booking an appointment)
  • Personal statement for a job or postgraduate course.
  • An application form.

For all other CV types please use our CV advice and support resources and services

  • BEFORE BOOKING: Complete the relenvant module/s in the Get Application and Cover Letter Ready Pathway and tailor your document for the job or postgraduate course you are applying to.
  • IN THE APPOINTMENT: be able to share a link to the information about the role. Take your own notes.
  • We aim to tutor you in skills for making applications to teach you to become self-sufficient. We cannot look at every application you prepare.
  • A 'no show' will use up one of your allocation please cancel in advance of the start of your appointment.

How to book

  • Log into CareerConnect
  • Go to >book>appointment>application review. You will need to upload your document at this point.
  • Appointments are automatically released 24 hours in advance on a rolling basis. Monday appointments are released on Friday.
  • You may book two appointments in a 30 day period so use them wisely.